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Beach Bums: 10 DIY Bathing Suits and Beach Gear

Get ready for summer with these beach ready crafts. Stand out from the sandy crowd (and save money) by making your own bathing suit and beach gear.

How to Sew a Teekini Tankini Bikini • WeAllSew •

Gone are my days of wearing an itty bitty teeny tiny yellow polka dot bikini – yet summer has arrived and the beach calls my name. But who really wants to shop for a new bathing suit? Today I’m going to share a quick and easy teekini tankini bikini (say that 10x fast!) that can be made with materials you already have on hand – two t-shirts, a pair of scissors, elastic, and a needle with thread. 

Retro Glam

Check out these super cute retro details perfect for any beach party!


Make your own monokini with an old bikini you're tired of. You could probably find a second hand one at your local thrift shop!

How-To Make a Bikini

Learn how to make your own bikini! It's simple and adorable.

How To Make a Rockabilly Summer Swimsuit

You wanted more summer lessons, you got em. This week learn how to take an old mens shirt and turn it into a rockin new rockabilly swim suit.

How to Knit a Bikini Top, Threadbanger

Worried you'll find yourself topless in the middle of a crowd?

Use your knitting skills to make this bikini top!

DIY Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Cover-Up { No Sewing }

How to DIY Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Cover Up without Sewing! Summer is almost here! Can't wait to lay out on the beach or attend fabulous pool parties!

3 Ways to Make Beach Cover-Ups Out of Old Tees

Do you have a bunch of t-shirts at your disposal? Check out this beach cover up DIY!

DIY Shark Bathing Suit Bag

The craft project is perfect for your next trip to the beach. Transform a ferocious shark into a friendly helper with this easy DIY swim suit bag.

DIY Summer look with 2nd Funniest Thing

It’s here! The DIY post of the Summer! In collaboration with Marta from the beautiful blog 2nd Funniest Thing, we have made a DIY video tutorial of two summer looks you can make with pieces you already have at home without touching the sewing machine! You’ll see it’s very easy and quick to customize or transform an old swimsuit or make a coverup dress from a T-shirt from your boyfriend, friend, brother… We’re really excited to share this video with you DIY’ers! We hope you like it and you will be encouraged to make your DIY total summer look!